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STEP UP for people with hearing loss!

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The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Walk4Hearing is the largest walk for hearing in the country. Every spring and fall thousands of walkers - children and their families, young adults, young at heart, and everyone in between - form teams and walk in their communities to increase public awareness about hearing loss, help eradicate the stigma associated with it and raise funds for programs and services. HLAA depends on generous volunteers to raise funds, generate enthusiasm and awareness at each of the Walk4Hearing sites. To learn more view the Walk4Hearing movie.

In 2014, the HLAA Walk4Hearing program named 8-year-old Katherine Pawlowski Walk4Hearing Ambassador. In her role, Katherine will help raise awareness for hearing loss and the Walk4Hearing program. See what motivates Katherine to participate in the Washington DC Walk4Hearing.

Register for the Walk4Hearing at: www.walk4hearing.org

2014 Walk4Hearing Locations

Spring Locations

  • Rochester, New York – May 4
  • Dayton/Cincinnati, Ohio – May 10
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee – May 10
  • Milford, Michigan – May 17
  • Westchester/Rockland, New York – May 17
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin – May 31
  • Long Beach, California – June 1
  • Littleton, Colorado – June 7
  • Hartford, CT - May 31

Fall Locations

  • Minneapolis, Minnesota – September 27
  • Chicago, Illinois – September 28
  • New York City, New York – September 28
  • St. Louis, Missouri – October 4
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – October 5
  • West Windsor, New Jersey – October 19
  • Cary, North Carolina – October 19
  • Washington, D.C. – October 25
  • Brighton, Massachusetts – October 12
  • Jacksonville, Florida – November 15
  • Poughkeepsie, New York – September 20
  • Houston, Texas – October 25
Walk4Hearing group photo Walk4Hearing team photo

Since its inception in 2006, more than 50,000 walkers have stepped up and the Walk4Hearing has raised more than $9 million. Money raised from the Walk4Hearing is shared between the local Walk sites and the HLAA national organization. Examples of how funds are used include:

National Programs and Services

Local Programs and Services

  • Captioning and hearing assistive technology at HLAA chapter meetings to make them accessible
  • Scholarships toward college tuition for students with hearing loss
  • Funding for hearing aids and devices for people who cannot afford them
  • Installation of hearing assistive technology in public places, such as community rooms and public libraries
  • Captioning of live theater productions
  • Seminars on coping with hearing loss for families

Walk4Hearing dad and son photo

The Walk4Hearing is an annual and national event taking place in multiple cities across the nation. So join the thousands AND fun to make your community a better place for people with hearing loss!

Is there no Walk4Hearing event in your area? Interested in starting a Walk4Hearing? Please contact Ronnie Adler, director of the Walk4Hearing.